Wallsend Boys Club...Helping Young People to Reach Their Potential



Summer Camping trips for the Boys’ Club

During the war years there was an Army Cadet Corps based at the Boys’ Club run by Sergeant Major George Wilson. To encourage the boys to ‘knuckle down’, he would give some of his junior soldiers “rankings” within the Cadet Corps. Jack Carruthers was elevated to the three stripes of a sergeant. One weekend the Cadet Corps sent a group of members to the rifle rage at Ponteland which was run by full time army staff. Jack was among the lads sent there and on arrival all the juniors had to stand on parade to meet the commanding officer. The...
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